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Toshiba's first fuel cell coming in a few months

Posted October 7, 2008 - 11:26 am

Toshiba is close to launching its first commercial direct-methanol fuel-cell device, which promises a faster way to recharge portable electronics  

T-Mobile says Android presales stronger than expected

Posted October 7, 2008 - 10:58 am

T-Mobile on Monday said preorders for the first Android phone have been three times greater than it expected and that it won't promise to ship any more phones in time for the  

Porn filters on in-flight Wi-Fi may be just the start

Posted October 6, 2008 - 5:09 pm

A reported decision by Delta Air Lines to block "inappropriate" Web sites from its planned in-flight WiFi service could be just the tip of the iceberg for airlines' control of Internet  

Podcaster returns under jailbreak

Posted October 6, 2008 - 4:39 pm

Podcaster, the application rejected from the App Store that allows you to stream and download podcasts directly to an iPhone or iPod touch, is now being distributed via Cydia, the open-source installer used to place applications on jailbroken iPhones and iPod  

One in three iPhone 3G customers ditch their carriers

Posted October 6, 2008 - 4:28 pm

If the iPhone 3G was enough impetus to get you to drop your wireless provider like it was hot, then this news probably won't surprise  

Militants send terror messages in India by 'wardriving'

Posted October 6, 2008 - 3:59 pm

Citizens need to be vigilant and patch poorly secured wireless networks, the Indian police said Monday after announcing the arrest of technology-savvy members of a militant group that exploited insecure wireless networks to send  

Gas station finders for the iPhone

Posted October 6, 2008 - 3:25 pm

Given the iPhone's ability to locate itself (precisely, for an iPhone 3G, and roughly, for a first-generation iPhone or iPod touch), it's not surprising that a number of location-aware programs have sprung up in the App Store--you can find programs that will track your iPhone via its GPS chip, show you where your friends are, and tell you which businesses and places of interest are in your immediate neighborhood, such as  

IPhone gets first major corporate customer in Japan

Posted October 6, 2008 - 1:05 pm

Japan's Softbank Mobile has signed its first major corporate contract for the iPhone  

RealDVD sales suspended under court request

Posted October 6, 2008 - 12:46 pm

RealNetworks has been ordered to suspend sale of its RealDVD software, under pressure from the media  

IPhone gets VoIP

Posted October 6, 2008 - 12:24 pm

A new VoIP application has been launched for the

802.11n: How best to use it and when

Posted October 6, 2008 - 12:14 pm

If your company has traveling employees, bandwidth-hogging applications, a need for speed or just a desire to keep pace with technology, you're probably thinking about moving to an  

Clearwire CEO on WiMAX strengths, enterprise apps

Posted October 6, 2008 - 11:39 am

If WiMAX catches on as a popular broadband standard in the United States, Clearwire will get a lion's share of the  

CERN grid may boost drug and climate research

Posted October 6, 2008 - 11:29 am

The computing grid built to carry data from the Large Hadron Collider to scientists around the world is also being used to speed the development of life-saving drugs and uncover the causes of climate change, people involved in the project said  

App Store successful, but shows flaws

Posted October 6, 2008 - 11:22 am

By all accounts Apple's App Store, which offers add-on software for the iPhone and iPod touch through iTunes, has been a  

Sony's latest OLED TV prototype is 1 millimeter thin

Posted October 5, 2008 - 8:43 pm

Sony has unveiled a prototype OLED (organic light emitting diode) television that's less than a millimeter thin -- that's one third the thickness of its current OLED television and a tenth that of its thinnest LCD (liquid crystal display)  

U.S. mobile users unplugging landlines

Posted October 5, 2008 - 4:46 pm

More than one-quarter of mobile-phone users in the  

Vendor Neutral vs. Cisco Wireless Certification

Posted October 4, 2008 - 1:40 am

As I have spent much time with Cisco equipment, I have had a tendency to lean towards Cisco  

Microsoft discontinues mobile browser project

Posted October 3, 2008 - 4:02 pm

Microsoft this week stopped supporting Deepfish, its mobile browser research project that was an example of the company's software plus services  

Beyond the iPhone: Three smartphones worth a look

Posted October 3, 2008 - 3:52 pm

It seems that all the talk today is about Apple and its iPhone  

Orange to rate environmental impact of mobile phones

Posted October 3, 2008 - 1:05 pm

Network operator Orange will rate the environmental impact of the fixed-line and mobile phones it sells, it said  

Quiz: The week in quotes

Posted October 3, 2008 - 12:25 pm

Who seems to wonder if its users may not be human? Who narrowly escaped the credit crunch? Who thinks free shipping is worthy of 5 stars? Take our quiz to find  

Hands on with Nintendo's DSi

Posted October 3, 2008 - 11:19 am

The newest addition to the Nintendo DS family, DSi, has clearer sound quality and a surprisingly sharp image quality when in photo  

Apple releases iTunes, Apple TV updates

Posted October 3, 2008 - 10:11 am

Apple released software updates for both iTunes and Apple TV on Thursday that address performance issues with the former and security issues with the  

Nintendo's DSi 'probably' hitting US in 2009 says Iwata

Posted October 3, 2008 - 9:53 am

With less than a month to go until Nintendo's new DSi hits the shelves of Japanese retailers, gamers in the rest of the world are wondering when they might see the revised  

California makes it a crime to 'skim' RFID tags

Posted October 2, 2008 - 9:32 pm

This week, California became the second state to pass a law making it illegal to steal data from RFID (radio frequency identification)  

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